Oh, how we as women love clothing, exploring our style and shopping up a storm to achieve our dream look. We love being inspired by new fresh ideas and endless fashion possibilities, but one thing we struggle with, however, is finding our own individual style, or ways of improving on our current style. We end up gravitating towards what we know instead of venturing out of our comfort zones – which is where we are going to find our unique look which suits us best.
Here are a few tips on how to improve your style:
Whether you are male or female we all have that one special style icon – whether it be a celebrity or even just one of our friends! We may not necessarily want every single piece of clothing in their closet, but their style may give us ideas on how to incorporate different cuts, colors or trends into our wardrobes. Sometimes all we need is some style inspiration – which is very important if we are wanting to improve or change up our style. With your new-found inspiration, go out and try on various items, window-shop to see what catches your eye, page through some magazines; but remember you already have your own style as this comes from within – you just have to discover it!
- Find which style you are most drawn to
We could have an icon of choice but now we have to decide which style we are most drawn to and which styles suit our body best. This is very important as you need to feel good in what you’re wearing too. One tip we can give you when considering different styles – ask yourself what kind of clothing you wear most often. Are you more casual, more formal, or more feminine? You could be working in corporate and hold a position that requires you to dress in corporate wear, so that’s what you need most of – but you can choose styles and fabrics that can be dressed up or down, and can be worn for many different occasions. So, your best bet is understanding what you need, and then looking for pieces that can be worn in different ways and for different times.
- Discover which colour suits you best
There are so many varieties of modern-day colors and who doesn’t love colour? However, we all have different colour pigmentations in our skin so make sure that when you are choosing a colour to wear, put the garment against your skin and make sure your color tone suits the item. You must wear the item, the item must not wear you. Play around with colour – don’t just stick to the safe tones, as you might find a colour that makes you shine!
- Find the styles that flatter your figure
Just like skin tone we all come in different shapes and sizes. From short to tall, from thin to a little meatier. It’s important to dress in a way that flatters your figure, accentuates your good parts and does wonders for the not-so-good parts. For instance, if you are short your clothing should never make you look shorter, you want to enhance your body and of course, look a little more elongated. Embrace your body type and whatever you chose to wear will compliment you.
- Invest in beautiful accessories
To complete any outfit, invest in beautiful accessories. Think of costume jewelry for the day and gold or silver pieces for the evenings, you may also want to consider brooches, scarves, headgear or a beautiful bag – there are so many more great accessories to choose from. You can change the whole look of an outfit just by the finishing touches that you add. Nothing should be too exorbitant, heavy or too bling that it takes away from your outfit, remember what they say; less is more!
- Mix and match various pieces to create the perfect outfit
Shop in such a way that the items you choose can easily be paired with something else, to create a whole new look. A classic pair of black pants, a white tee, a leather jacket and a great pair of jeans are just a few examples of basics that can easily be mixed and matched. Don’t be fooled – you can be daring with your choices, and still have them mix and match with other pieces, it’s all about getting creative!
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